Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Amanda Brown (LA Vampires, Not Not Fun, 100% Silk) and Daniel Martin-McCormick (Ital, Mi Ami, Sex Worker) recently recorded Streetwise, a four-song 12" for NNF under the name LA Vampires Goes Ital. Tentatively scheduled for a May 25 release date, Streetwise picks up where Brown left off in 2010 with LA Vampires' pair of collaborative EPs with Zola Jesus and Matrix Metals. "Streetwise," the first syrupy dance cut to be released from the record, has received official video treatment by frequent NNF video director and LA Vampires visual collaborator Ben Shearn. According to Brown, the video's inspiration is "part George Michael's "Freedom 90" and part CC Peniston video art," complete with Vogue cut-outs of starving models in the most divine of early 1990s make-ups and fashions. These motifs, in addition to the shots of Brown bathed in soft focus intimacy, further attest to her status as the new queen of outsider glam.